Happy Friendship Day to Yourself

International Friendship Day on July 30th and Happy Friendship Day on August 2nd remind everyone that having loving platonic relationships makes life enjoyable. Strengthening friendships gives a person a way to bounce off ideas, double-check things told, and with social media make friends all over the world.

The designated day actually originated as a marketing strategy for the Hallmark Card company back in the 1930s. But Congress decided it would be a good idea for Americans to make friends, and in 1935 it formalized in the USA with the August 2nd date. 

In 2011 the United Nations appointed the date of July 30 as the international one. Millennials expanded friendship to new heights internationally with their gifts for creating online networks and personalities linked to social media.

With 81 percent of Millennials on Facebook with an average of 250 friends or more, they form groups. They take advice from peers about products, procedures, and information.

As grand as all that is, in the Millennial generation still one of the best friends a person can have is the friend to self. Most Millennial advice about life often leads a person to that. Go do what you need to do, and we’ll come to check on you.

Being the friend to yourself

A person wants to see their friends, of course. One way a person can ensure they will see their friends means getting an eye checkup.

The annual eye checkup alerts a person to any issues, but if the world becomes fuzzy, it also gives some options. If the meeting informs a person, they have myopia, astigmatism, or hyperopia, causing the hazy world, then Lasik surgery may become an option.

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis became a technique for eye surgeons to reshape the cornea. The reshaping causes the focal point on the retina to land in a spot that gives optimum vision.

The laser eye surgery has a high rate of success, as in 96 to 98 percent, as well as high patient satisfaction. Insurance classifies it as an elective surgery, which means most insurance carriers do not pay for it.

Options such as Flexible spending accounts allow saving for a procedure as well as financing provided by the clinic doing the surgery.


Replacing glasses and especially contact lenses over time can cost thousands of dollars. So, the cost of LASIK happens upfront.

As long as sight does not change, the operation remains in place, not costing any more. Award-winning Houston LASIK clinic paired with CareCredit to create a payment option.

The option has no fees, and approval happens within a short time—zero interest on the loan and payment options for 24 to 36 months. Extensions available as circumstances warrant.

Specifically, a health care financing program allows a patient to have the surgery and make payments later.

A flexible spending account (FSA) comes from a health plan by an employer. It helps reduce taxes. Sometimes employers make contributions, but it is not required.

A person does have to submit a claim of a medical expense and statements that insurance will not cover a medical procedure. Reimbursement will come at some point.

A high success rate, ways to pay for it, and just need a visit to the clinic for information. Need to set up a consultation. Friendship to self-done. Now time to move back to my group and life. Courtesy of the Houston Lasik clinic.

Houston Lasik leads in providing premium LASIK technologies to Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding region. The center’s award-winning medical director introduced revolutionary technologies such as iLASIK to the region. This technology is used by NASA astronauts, Navy SEALS and Air Force fighter pilots. At Houston Lasik, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478





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